Bureau of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data

11-13/09/2017 Paris

Over thirty participants are expected to focus during this meeting on the revision of the recommendation on the protection of health-related data and the finalisation of the draft practical guide on the use of personal data in the police sector, in view of its subsequent adoption by the Plenary...

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The rule of law and constitutional justice in the modern world - Congress in Vilnius

12-13/09/2017 Vilnius

The 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice on « The rule of law and constitutional justice in the modern world » is organised by the Constitutional Court of Lithuania in cooperation with the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the ‘Venice Commission’). It will...

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294th Session of the European Committee of Social Rights

11-15/09/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 294th session from 11 to 15 September 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” as...

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CPT publishes new report on Italy

08/09/2017 Strasbourg

Material conditions are also found to be deficient at a number of State Police and Carabinieri establishments, and the CPT’s delegation made an immediate observation during the visit in respect of the persistently poor detention conditions at the Florence Questura. Further, the material...

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CPT visits Northern Ireland for first time since 2008


The focus of the visit was to examine the conditions of detention and treatment of inmates at Maghaberry Prison and at Ash House women’s prison within Hydebank Wood College. The CPT’s delegation also visited Shannon Clinic, the only medium secure psychiatric establishment in Northern Ireland....

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Respecting fundamental rights, security forces and fight against terrorism

07/09/2017 Strasbourg

How to ensure respect for fundamental rights and freedoms while strengthening the fight against terrorism will be the focus of the third conference of the Independent Police Complaints Authorities’ Network (IPCAN) to be held by the French Defender of Rights and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg...

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO has issued critical assessment of the Parliamentary Assembly integrity framework

06/09/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published in June an assessment of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe(PACE), in which it identifies significant shortcomings and points out the need for a number of improvements. The President of...

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ECHR: monitoring an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life

05/09/2017 Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights has held that there was a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to respect for private and family life, the home and correspondence) in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania. The case concerned the decision of a private company to...

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Ukraine accepts additional provisions of the European Social Charter

01/09/2017 Strasbourg

Following the adoption of the Law of Ukraine on the amendments to paragraph 2 of the “Law of Ukraine on the Ratification of the European Social Charter (Revised)” No. 163 and the verbal note sent to the Secretariat General on 31 July 2017, Ukraine is now bound by paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 12...

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Safety of journalists - addressing challenges

28/08/2017 Strasbourg

In many countries journalists and other media actors are facing censorship, political and economic pressure, intimidation, job insecurity, abusive use of defamation laws as well as physical attacks. These offences are often committed in a context of impunity, which has a chilling effect on media...

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Council of Europe Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Liechtenstein


The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Liechtenstein authorities to implement recommendations made by the Committee after its previous visits. In this context, the CPT’s delegation paid particular attention to the treatment and conditions of detention of prisoners...

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